Bible a wicked king of Israel of the 9th cent. : husband of Jezebel: 1 Kings 16:29-22:40
Origin of AhabClassical Hebrew (language) ach’av, literally , father's brother
Ninth century BC
King of Israel who, according to the Bible, accepted his wife Jezebel's worship of Baal, thereby incurring Elijah's wrath.
- A king of Israel, mentioned in the Bible.
- A male given name, very rarely used.
From Hebrew אַחְאָב (Ach'av, “father’s brother”); from אַח (ach, “brother”) + אָב (av, “father”).